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“Wait, there's water???”

Penstock Trail (Old Pipeline Trail)
Kent, Washington
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86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Wait, there's water???”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This could have been an awesome hike...but P doesn't do fording. The initial bit, crossing the pipeline bridge, was great, but everything is running high right now and about a half-mile in we came to a stream that she didn't feel she could ford.

By and large, this seems like a nice little hike by the river, but nothing that treks like Icicle Gorge can't supply -- without having to wade in water that makes nervous hikers...um...more nervous.

Most of what we saw was riverside overgrowth, plus a few aggressive robins for ambiance.

Maybe in October...

Visited May 2013
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Leavenworth, Washington
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Easy and close to town”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This hike is the greatest for an easy hike close to town. It's scenic, level and not too long. I almost hate to review it because it's never too crowded either and I don't want that to change. Good for dogs, older folks and kids too. If you feel like a little bit of traversing the bank you can get down to the river for a quick swim or picnic in the summer. Beware in spring due to run off you can't get the whole hike in though, due to the cascading waterfall that intersects the trail. It will be dry in summer though and fall.

Visited October 2012
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4 Thank debbie w
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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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213 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great hike along the river.”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This is an easy two mile hike along the beautiful Tumwater river. We always plan our trip so we can picnic just across the bride. A nice shady place with a beautiful view. Today we watched a para glider catching the thermals over the mountain. Wonderful.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank bugandmuscles
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Moses Lake, Washington
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126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Wildflower Hike”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Always a great wildflower hike - best traveled early summer.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Sandy L
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leavenworth,wa
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best view”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

wonderful trail along water---really great in spring

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Thank woodgar
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